The irregular quote of the day

26 Apr

It’s one harvested from Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, but wonderful nonetheless.

Bruce Fein was Deputy Attorney General under Reagan, and is involved with the conservative movement, the Liberty Coalition. Here he discusses the Bush apologist and ManBearPig, Anne Coulter: –

“Imbeciles like Ann Coulter play to the basest instincts of the conservative movement to give the president a blank check to grab whatever power he wishes… Neither party has shown the courage to assert the power of Congress as a coequal branch of government. Congress should be telling the president it’s not OK to detain people without trials, to grab people off the streets and ‘render’ them to other countries to be tortured, to listen in to our telephone conversations, and to issue signing statements that nullify laws he doesn’t like,”

Reminds me of the John Stuart Mill quotation, “Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are Conservative.” Mr. Fein clearly isn’t an idiot. It’s going to be a great day…

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4 Responses to “The irregular quote of the day”

  1. anticant@hotmail.co.uk April 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm #

    I’m just reading Hannah Arendt’s essay “Lying in Politics”, about the Pentagon Papers. I’ll blog about it in anticant’s arena soon. The similarities between what was going on in Washington during the 1960s and now are amazing. But this time it’s even worse.

  2. anticant@hotmail.co.uk April 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm #

    I’m just reading Hannah Arendt’s essay “Lying in Politics”, about the Pentagon Papers. I’ll blog about it in anticant’s arena soon. The similarities between what was going on in Washington during the 1960s and now are amazing. But this time it’s even worse.

  3. pepeperez67@hotmail.com April 28, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    Methods are improved, Anticant. Sophistication is also applied to ruling.

  4. pepeperez67@hotmail.com April 28, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    Methods are improved, Anticant. Sophistication is also applied to ruling.

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